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Maps, Myths, and Men: The Story of the Vinland Map (review)

  title={Maps, Myths, and Men: The Story of the Vinland Map (review)},
  author={Zur Shalev},
  journal={Journal of Interdisciplinary History},
  pages={455 - 457}
  • Zur Shalev
  • Published 2006
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Interdisciplinary History
Few artifacts are as controversial as the Vinland Map (vm), a late medieval world map, which, if genuine, would contain the earliest known graphic representation of America. Today, the majority of experts views the map as a modern fake. The vm is named after its most unique feature, “Vinlanda insula,” in the northwestern Atlantic, supposedly depicting the tenthand eleventh-century discoveries of the Norse west of Greenland, as told in Icelandic Sagas and other sources. In 1959, Yale purchased… Expand


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